WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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I attended Monday’s candidate forum at Wilson Community College. There were fewer than five young people present. Having to be an observer, I have seen a huge generational gap among local … more
Re: “Single-payer system would take the profit out of illness,” by Deborah A. Baro, Tuesday: In response to Ms. Baro’s plea for single-payer medical care, allow me to point out that … more
The week of March 4 was Read Across America Week. I was fortunate enough to have been asked to read to a Hearne Elementary School second-grade class by teacher Paula Michalak. On March 4, I chose to … more
Re: “How can GOP defend Trump?” by William T. “Nick” Smith, March 14: Months ago, the writer said he had quit writing. We had a Nick Smith-quit-writing cocktail party and throngs … more
First, I would like to say I was against the death penalty, but now I am sure there is a need for the death penalty for certain crimes. I am speaking about the cowardly scumbags who use a motor … more
On Sunday, a particular Greenlight channel that I wanted to watch had been off the air all afternoon, so I emailed Greenlight asking what the problem was. Within 15 seconds I received a phone call … more
My dad has had a great run as the mayor of Wilson! He lost tonight by around 255 votes. After serving 30 years with the city of Wilson Fire Department, eight consecutive wins and 28 years as … more
A while back, I wrote a letter that you published in your paper (“Blame county commissioners for lack of animal shelter funds,” April 28). Today, what I’m writing about is also a true … more
My name is Maxwell Bane, but you can call me Max. I am 15 years old and I am a freshman at Fike High School. I am a lot like most teenagers — some days I don’t want to get out of bed and go … more
I am B.J. Britt. Born and raised in Wilson, North Carolina. Growing up with my cousin Carlton Stevens, legs under the same table, I always looked up to him, as well as his parents Aunt Carol and … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services strives to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve, those we touch through our community partners, in the lives and families of our … more
Recently I had an opportunity to sit with Carlton Stevens and hear from his heart the passion he has for our community. As a local businessman, Carlton has witnessed the effects of substance use and … more
Under the state misdemeanor confinement program, counties are reimbursed to house misdemeanor offenders for the state. Taxpayers are paying for low-level offenders to sit around, sleep and play cards … more
We had our home of 28 years catch on fire in Stantonsburg on Feb. 2. We had insurance as most folks do but have been displaced with no house or RV camper available to rent. We have two dogs and … more
On Sunday morning, April 14, the Lord God called home Wilson County’s “veteran’s veteran,” Eddie M. Price. Or, as we veterans say, the Supreme Commander called Eddie to report to him. In … more
White supremacists regard radical Islamists as their polar opposites, but upon further scrutiny, their hateful ideologies resemble each other. Both worldviews are paranoid, exhibit a toxic blend of … more
Re: “First legal hemp seedlings sprout,” front page, April 29: What a wonderful state of affairs that Wilson County agriculture is in the vanguard of the coming hemp revolution. Young farmers … more
The month of May takes on special significance for the Wilson Chamber of Commerce and greater Wilson business community. We join a national observance of Small Business Week during the first week of … more
In the past year I have been fortunate enough to work on several film and television projects. I have traveled to Georgia, before the new abortion bill, and more often to South Carolina. Why? … more
Re: “Pastor arrested on child porn charge,” front page, Friday: While we never want to have a story about sexual abuse be necessary, it is one of the dark truths that we sometimes find … more
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